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SCB’s Analytical Cost-of-Living Index 2016 for Middle Income and Upper Middle Income Families in Damascus Area

Cost- of -living 2016
The Syrian Consulting Bureau for Development and Investment (SCB), has completed its annual Cost of Living Index report for the year 2016. This year’s report, like last year’s, includes an introductory note of 5 pages on the state of the Syrian economy at the end of 2016 and Syria’s ranking in the 2016 Global Ease of Doing Business report, produced annually by the World Bank. 
The Cost of Living Index measures the cost of living for typical middle and upper income families in the Damascus Area. The Index covers prices of 150 products and services, grouped in 12 categories. These are: Food at Home, Clothing & Footwear, Transport, Home Services, Food-away-from-home, Personal Care, Utilities and Education, Sports & Leisure, Detergents & Household Products, Tobacco & Alcohol.
The report incorporates an economic analysis of price changes as well as the quantitative results of the field survey. It provides in-depth analysis and insights of factors affecting prices of goods and service, including the impact of the current crisis and the depreciation of the currency. It also compares this year’s Index with the previous seven years’ Indexes (2008-2015).


The report is available at a price of SYP 100,000. If your organization wishes  to purchase the report, please email us at any of our two email addresses ( or or have your secretary call us at any of our telephone numbers (3340710 or 0933/866375, attention Ms. Nancy). 
You can also take a look at the contents of our index by clicking here